Aecom wins advisory role on 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Firm to assist on design development of venues and infrastructure
Aecom has been appointed as advisor to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games for the development of the venues and infrastructure.
The appointment makes it the third consecutive Olympic and Paralympic Games the engineering design firm has been involved with following the masterplan for London 2012 Games and Legacy and the competition-winning masterplan for Rio 2016.
Working with partner consultant Arup, Aecom will advise on the design development of venues and contribute to the strategy for overall delivery of the design and construction of the venues from the preparation stage through to the legacy transformation. The scope of work also includes masterplan review, as well as advising on transportation, security, sustainability and legacy.
“Olympic Games are an important part of Aecom’s sucess in regenerating and promoting cities around the world,” said Michael S. Burke, Aecom president and chief executive officer. “By harnessing our global expertise as the world’s premier fully integrated infrastructure firm, Aecom will be able to support the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee in delivering a memorable Olympic Games.”
Bill Hanway, head of global sports at Aecom said: “Aecom’s breadth of experience and passion for delivering world sporting events has seen us work with cities across the world, from bid through to legacy. We are proud of our work that delivers both a successful event while helping to position sport as a catalyst for wider urban regeneration and development.
“We are incredibly honoured to be part of three consecutive Games, especially the opportunity to continue this work as part of the Tokyo 2020 team and to deliver a truly amazing event.”
The global multidisciplinary team will be having a series of workshops in Tokyo with the client team to ensure the successful delivery of the Games and the post-Games legacy.